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  • Casagrande Woodworks Inc. has received the first window frame certification in the United States from the Germany-based Passive House Institute for its Synergist model all-wood outswing casement. The window has a thermal transmittance (Uw) of 0.79 W/(m2K) with Passive House Efficiency Class A (advanced component), it is reported. “We have appropriately named this newly certified window,... more »
  • During Hurricane Sandy’s severe weather on October 29, 2012, toddler Tripp Halstead was critically injured when a large branch fell on his head. Months later, the Halstead family continues to struggle, but has received help from thousands of individuals, plus contractors and companies like ABC Supply and Simonton Windows. “There is a chain of support for this family,” says Chea... more »
  • The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership named WinTech Inc. of Monett, Mo., as its national “Make It in America” Manufacturer for the first week of July.  The company was featured on the partnership website, as well as on other NIST MEP social media sites. “There are only 52 companies a year chosen... more »
  •   The Earthwise Group LLC, the network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has redesigned its website to offer expanded product information and photos for homeowners, builders and remodelers. Key features of the site include an image gallery that allows homeowners to see the organization's windows and doors in a variety of settings; a “plan your... more »
  • With a line that includes 12 standard sizes in three- and four-panel configurations for new construction and retrofit projects, Milgard Windows & Doors is looking to make moving glass wall systems an option for more homeowners. "Milgard is very proud and excited to introduce this new moving glass wall system and we believe it will be a popular addition to any home," says Brian... more »
  •   A new website designed to make learning about windows and doors more engaging and informative for site visitors has been launched by Soft-Lite Windows. A major feature of the new site is an interactive tool that allows site visitors to see a product's standard features and options–both a close-up view and description, as well as a rollover indicator of where that feature... more »
  • New Jersey-based United Window & Door Manufacturing Inc. has promoted two key members of its management team. The promotions will position United for continued growth in the years ahead as part of its plan to expand markets and product offerings, it reports.     D'Elena     Proscia John D’Elena has been named to the position of vice president of... more »
  • K.C. Co. Inc., a locally owned Pella retailer based in Beltsville, Md., has launched a new site designed to offers visitors an easy, yet robust overview of Pella replacement window and door options on a platform that translates to any mobile smartphone or tablet device. The new responsive site was created in collaboration with Strategic America, the company’s marketing agency, located in... more »
  • Loewen, the manufacturer of high-end wood windows and doors based in Steinbach, Manitoba, has been acquired by a group of investors, including Charles Loewen; Clyde Loewen; Al Babiuk, president and CEO; members of management; and other private investors.  The company was owned by the Loewen family until July 2010 when it was acquired by VKR Holding A/S of Denmark. Established in 1905, the... more »
  • Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the distribution assets of Sellmore Industries, a distributor of roofing, siding and windows with locations in Baltimore; Philadelphia; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Hagerstown, Md.  Sellmore Industries’ vinyl window manufacturing operation in Buffalo was not part of the acquisition and will continue functioning as a separate... more »